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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout)

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very good

3,820 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,820
Reviews: 1,317
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 281
Gots: 598 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The brewer suggests a serving temperature of 42 °F for this beer.

(Beer added by: ph2001 on 07-12-2008)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a chalice stout black, but with some clear redish hues visible on the edges of the glass when held up to the light. A fingers worth of khaki head recedes to a ring around the glass pretty quickly.

Wow...this smells amazingly similar to actual creme brulee. Burnt sugar is the dominant note, with some toffee and malty sweetness in the mix. Really smells great.

It doesn't taste as much like creme brulee as it smells, but it's still pretty damn delicious. Burnt sugar, toffee and caramel all hit the palate, segueing nicely into some sweet and toasted malt, mixing in with a little bit of lactose. There's just the faintest hint of a hop bitterness on the back end, finishing this beer off as nice as it starts. No alcohol warmth is noticeable, despite the 9.6% ABV.

Mouthfeel is solid. Creamy, but not too heavy. Low carbonation.

I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. How Southern Tier actual got this beer to smell and taste like creme brulee is pretty amazing. And while it may not be super-complex, all the flavors are solid and in good proportion to one another. I really enjoyed pretty much everything about this beer. I'm just wondering how it took me this long to actually try it...

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A - Dark black brown with a small bubbly tan head.

S - Sweet custard, vanilla bean, burnt caramel, hint of black coffee. Pretty amazing.

T - Similar to the nose but much sweeter than expected. It really tastes like a liquid creme brulee or flan dessert. The vanilla bean is prominent along with hints of toasted malt, caramel, and lactose.

M - Thick and creamy, full bodied. Mild carbonation.

O - This is a true dessert beer that nails the taste of creme brulee. That in itself makes this beer worth a try after a good meal. The extreme sweetness makes it hard to drink a lot of though. Overall very enjoyable and tasty.

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Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,820 ratings.